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The History

The Ohio Glory played one season (1992) in the World League of American Football, which would later become NFL Europe.

Columbus, Ohio was awarded the WLAF franchise after the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks posted an 0-10 season. Ohio didn't do much better, posting a 1-9 record after one season of play. The sole win came at the expense of the Frankfurt Galaxy in week 7, a 20-17 victory in Columbus.

The Glory played their home games in Ohio Stadium on Ohio State University's campus, which at the time had a seating capacity of 91,470 (now 102,329). Their head coach was Larry Little, and they participated in the North American East division. Their first draft pick was former San Diego, Dallas, Washington, New Orlean, Kansas City NFL quarterback Babe Laufenberg.


The Coach

Larry Little Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction 1993

Lawrence Chatmon Little (born November 2, 1945, in Groveland, Georgia) is a former guard in college and professional American football. He has been elected to the National Football League's Hall of Fame.

Larry Little played collegiately at Bethune-Cookman College. Undrafted out of college, Little began his professional career as a free agent with the American Football League's San Diego Chargers in 1967 and 1968, and was traded to the AFL's Miami Dolphins for the 1969 season, when he was named an AFL All-Star. He then played with the National Football League Dolphins from 1970 through 1980.

Little on the Miami Dolphin Honor Roll at Dolphin Stadium.

"I didn't particularly like the trade," Little said in the January 1974 issue of SPORT magazine. "The Dolphins weren't much then."

Little was a key contributor to the success of the Dolphins' punishing running attack of the early and mid 1970's, which featured Larry Csonka, Mercury Morris, and Jim Kiick.

In 1999, he was ranked number 79 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

Little's younger brother, David Little, was a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 1992 he became head coach of the Ohio Glory of the World League of American Football. He also served as head coach of his alma mater, as well as being head coach at North Carolina Central University during the 1990s.

In 2007 was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team which selected the Top 33 players in the 100 year history of high school football in the state of Florida's history.


Offensive Guard
Jersey #(s)
BornNovember 2, 1945 (1945-11-02) (age 63)
Groveland, Georgia
Career information
NFL Draft1967 / Round: / Pick:
Professional teams
  • San Diego Chargers (1967-1968)
  • Miami Dolphins (1969-1980)
Career stats
Games played183
Games Started157
Fumble Recoveries6
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Career highlights and awards
  • 4× Pro Bowl selection (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974)
  • AFL All-Star selection (1969)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • Miami Dolphins Honor Roll
Pro Football Hall of Fame


The Stadium


Ohio Stadium

(also known simply as The ’Shoe and The House Harley Built)

Location411 Woody Hayes Dr, Columbus, OH 43210
Coordinates40°0′6″N 83°1′11″W / 40.00167°N 83.01972°W / 40.00167; -83.01972Coordinates: 40°0′6″N 83°1′11″W / 40.00167°N 83.01972°W / 40.00167; -83.01972
Broke groundAugust 3, 1921
OpenedOctober 7, 1922
OwnerOhio State University
OperatorOhio State University
Department of Athletics
SurfaceFieldTurf (2007- )
Natural grass (1990-2006)
Artificial turf (1970-89)
Natural grass (1922-69)
Construction cost$1.34 million
ArchitectHoward Dwight Smith
Class of 1907
Ohio State Buckeyes (NCAA) (1922-present)
Columbus Crew (MLS) (1996-99)
Ohio Glory (WLAF) (1992)

The Ohio Glory Uniform

The Ohio Glory uniform is one of the hardest uniforms to find in collector's circles (I can attest to that) mostly because they were only around for one year (this also goes for the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks and the England Monarchs) and no one knows where they all went.  The Glory jersey was made by Wilson like the rest of the league.  The home jersey was blue with red and white stripes on the sleeves with the Glory logo in the middle.  The numbers were white with a red outline. The away jersey was white except for the blue sleeves (this was seen in away jerseys in 1992 for WLAF teams) with the same stripes and logo. The numbers on the away jersey were blue with red lettering.  The pants were white with red and blue stripes and were made by Wilson.  The helmet was made by Riddell and had either a white Kra-Lite facemask or a white regualar one (some of the orginal facemasks were blue - training camp).  The socks of the Glory were sort of unique with the home uniform's socks being white with a blue top and the away uniform having white with a red top. Gloves and sweatbands were made by Neumann.  The glory also wore Nike cleats with a red swoosh.  At one point, the Glory had a patch on their left-side chest.  This patch was for the celebration of Ameriflora.  This event commemorated the quincentenary anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. This celebration started on April 3, 1992 so they started wearing it on April 4 when they played Orlando for their first game.   

1992 Ohio Glory Home Jersey
Glory Home Jersey (back)
1992 Ohio Glory Helmet
1992 Ohio Glory Socks
1992 Ohio Glory Away Jersey in Action
1992 Ohio Glory Home Jersey in action with Columbus Patch on Jersey

1992 Ohio Glory Uniform "Columbus 92" 180 year Columbus, OH and 200th Columbus anniversary patch


1992 Season

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

SeasonWLTFinishPlayoff results
19921904th North American East--


1992 Ohio Glory Results


 Regular Season
03/22/1992Ohio Glory @ Orlando ThunderL, 13-90-1-010,622
03/29/1992Sacramento Surge @ Ohio GloryL, 17-60-2-037,837
04/05/1992Orlando Thunder @ Ohio GloryL, 28-30-3-031,232
04/12/1992Ohio Glory @ Montreal MachineL, 31-200-4-028,533
04/19/1992Ohio Glory @ San Antonio RidersL, 17-00-5-010,422
04/26/1992Ohio Glory @ Barcelona DragonsL, 20-100-6-049,657
05/02/1992 (Sat.)Frankfurt Galaxy @ Ohio GloryW, 20-171-6-041,853
05/10/1992New York/New Jersey Knights @ Ohio GloryL, 39-33 OT1-7-020,516
05/16/1992 (Sat.)Ohio Glory @ Sacramento SurgeL, 21-71-8-021,272
05/23/1992 (Sat.)Birmingham Fire @ Ohio GloryL, 27-241-9-023,020

1992 WLAF Statistics - Ohio Glory


Pat O'Hara20111657.711885.9199t31.5115.51810657.0
Babe Laufenberg1156253.96225.414321.765.21411353.6
Greg Frey613150.84527.415234.911.621284.9
Amir Rasul100.000.00000.01100.0000.0

Walter Wilson6577611.9252
Adam Walker312367.6020
Melvin Patterson2139518.8299t
Amir Rasul201175.8022
Phil Logan1725615.1251t
Deval Glover171388.1123
Patrick Jackson1616710.4027
Randy Bethel1111310.3125
Darren Hughes6325.3012
Lydell Carr5326.4014
Amir Rasul1365724.2436
Adam Walker381443.8022
Lydell Carr20582.9112
Pat O'Hara17553.208
Patrick Jackson23517.5027
Babe Laufenberg8243.0011
Greg Frey242.013
Walter Wilson1-7-7.00-7
Tom Rouen8-12-1.5012

 Kickoff Returns
Adam Walker3273322.9044
Aaron Ruffin818322.9030
Melvin Patterson12020.0020
 Punt Returns
Melvin Patterson251736.98017
Darren Hughes155.0005
Aaron Ruffin100.0000

Tom Rouen48199241.58531412316336.1

Jerry Kauric0/14/60/02/61/17/14509/1030

Michael Adams0.0--23216.0032
Nigel Codrington0.0--100.000
African Grant0.0--23618.0020
Stacy Harvey0.5--000.000
Darren Hughes1.0--11010.0010
Charles Jackson3.0--000.000
Tim James0.0--11515.0015
George Koonce2.5--000.000
Kerry Owens1.0--000.000
Chad Rolen5.0--000.000
Aaron Ruffin0.0--11010.0110t
Mike Sunvold3.5--000.000
Jason Wallace0.0--3268.7017
Kent Wells3.0--000.000
Darren Willis1.0--100.000

1992 Ohio Glory Roster


PlayerPosGGS Birthdate College
31 Adams, MichaelDB---- 04/05/1964 Arkansas State  
32 Bennett, AntoineDB---- 11/29/1967 Florida A&M  
88 Bethel, RandyTE---- 09/06/1969 Miami  
90 Brown, MarlonLB---- 06/30/1962 Memphis  
75 Butts, AnthonyDT---- 08/12/1966 Mississippi State  
28 Carr, LydellRB---- 05/27/1965 Oklahoma  
41 Codrington, NigelWR---- 08/20/1968 Rice  
72 Coles, KarlOG---- 02/23/1967 Ohio State  
21 Courville, VinceWR---- 12/05/1959 Rice  
61 Curtis, BobbyLB---- 10/23/1964 Savannah State  
95 Dickson, JoelDE---- 12/16/1967 California  
14 Frey, GregQB---- 00/00/0000 Ohio State  

22 Gard, Darryl

86 Glover, Deval









29 Grant, AfricanDB---- 08/02/1965 Illinois  
76 Graybill, MikeOT---- 10/14/1966 Boston University  

42 Hardy, John

60 Harmon, Eric









56 Harvey, StacyLB---- 03/08/1965 Arizona State  

21 Herring, Archie

89 Hughes, Darren







Youngstown St.


87 Ihnat, Eric

98 Jackson, Charles








Jackson State  

82 Jackson, PatrickWR---- 07/08/1969 Stephen F. Austin  
26 James, TimDB---- 12/11/1967 Colorado  
64 Jefferson, BenOG---- 01/15/1966 Maryland  
90 Jimerson, A.J.LB---- 05/12/1968 Norfolk State  
7 Kauric, JerryK---- 06/28/1963  
59 Koonce, GeorgeLB---- 10/15/1968 East Carolina  
11 Laufenberg, BabeQB---- 12/05/1959 Indiana  
83 Logan, PhilWR---- 03/07/1969 Kentucky  
78 Mull, CurtOT---- 04/17/1967 Georgia  
26/35 Nicholson, CalvinDB---- 07/09/1967 Oregon State  
6 O'Hara, PatQB---- 09/27/1968 Southern California  
54 Owens, KerryLB---- 07/16/1966 Arkansas  
84 Patterson, MelvinWR---- 09/07/1965 Stephen F. Austin  
71 Quinton, DustinOT---- 09/12/1968 Nevada-Las Vegas  
20 Rasul, AmirRB---- 07/03/1969 Florida A&M  
77 Rolen, ChadDT---- 03/02/1968 Arkansas  
5 Rouen, TomP---- 06/09/1968 Colorado  
33 Ruffin, AaronDB---- 05/17/1969 Nicholls State  

52 Snelson, Eric

70 Sunvold, Mike









40 Swarn, George

50 Tunney, Jono







Miami (OH)


53 Vines, KenC---- 05/03/1967 Central State  
30 Walker, AdamRB---- 06/07/1968 Pittsburgh  
24 Wallace, JasonDB---- 08/28/1969 Virginia  
73 Wells, KentDT---- 07/25/1967 Nebraska  
23 Willis, DarrenDB---- 12/19/1964 Arizona State  
51 Wilson, CurtisC---- 10/30/1965 Missouri  
85 Wilson, WalterWR---- 10/06/1966 East Carolina  

14 Cochrane, Chris   QB (3rd String until assigned to Galaxy when Perez and Espinoza were injured)


Notable Players

Babe Laufenberg spent almost ten years in the NFL prior to the WLAF starting with the Washington Redskins in 1983, New Orleans Saints in 1987, San Diego Chargers in 1988, Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1990 and then to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1991.  Tom Rouen started off his career with the Glory and made his way to the NFL the following year and played there until 2005 where he played for the Seattle Seahawks.  George Koonce went right from playing with the Glory to the Green Bay Packers where he played for 8 years.  He ended his career in Seattle in 2000. Another notable player was Pat O'Hara who was Laufenberg's backup QB.  He was signed in 1991 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then he went to the Glory, then the Chargers and Redskins.  After 1994, he went into the Arena Football League were he played for ten years. He is also notable for being in numerous football movies like Any Given Sunday, The Waterboy as well as working on the crews of movies like The Longest Yard (2005) and We Are Marshall. 

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